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A guide to Utility and Pantry design

If you have the room, a kitchen, pantry and utility room a must-haves for your new, luxury kitchen.

Utility rooms offer various functions, including removing fresh laundry from cooking smells and the everyday. In addition, they reduce the noise from washing machines and dryers, so you can relax in your living area in peace or provide a place for muddy shoes, raincoats, and dog leads, detaining the mess to one smaller space. As such, utility rooms are hard-working, which needs to be reflected in your choice of materials. Often, homeowners choose less elegant work surfaces and cabinetry which can withstand everyday wear and tear. Alternatively, you can continue your style from the kitchen, creating a beautiful and functional space.

Investing time into the design of a utility room can save you a lot of stress in the long run and add value to your home. A utility room is a hot commodity, whatever the primary function, that never-ending pile of laundry you want to hide away or dedicated storage for cleaning and pet supplies. With our dedicated design team, we can help you achieve a stylish and functional space that you'll revel in showing off to guests even though it's hidden away.

A pantry provides ample storage space for food products and appliances, from jars of pasta and bottled sauces to an integrated coffee machine. The pantry is a cupboard with a difference - creating a statement within the kitchen whilst holding an abundance of practical value.

When our team design a pantry, we ensure it includes a combination of shelving, drawers and door racks to offer various storage solutions. We can also tailor the space to the homeowner's available kitchen space and shape.

A traditional pantry is designed with the kitchen cabinetry and can either be integrated into the kitchen units or free-standing. We can use classic or bi-folding doors to allow the homeowner to store kitchen items away. We can also include a selection of shelving styles to tailor the organisation to the kitchen owner.

A butler's pantry, traditionally a small room between the kitchen and dining area, is now a separate, walk-in space/utility room that leads off your kitchen and functions as a storage area. There are many storage possibilities with a butler's pantry, with many utilising floor-to-ceiling shelving, some including extra work space and some even housing the fridge freezer.

To decide what space will work for you and your lifestyle, visit our contact page to book a design consultation with a member of Thomas James Bespoke's design team:


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